India: FSSAI Publishes List of HS Food Product Codes Requiring Health Certificate
On December 28, 2022, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified on its website No: 1829/Health Certificate/FSSAI/Imports-2021. The notification is in continuation to the FSSAI order from August 3, 2022, requiring all milk and milk products; pork and pork products; and fish and fish products, imported into India to be accompanied with a health certificate issued by the competent authority of the exporting country. The order includes a list of HS codes that a FSSAI health certificate is required for import into India, including new commodities not previously mentioned in the August 3, 2022 order. Additionally, FSSAI advises interested stakeholders to verify the applicability of the listed HS codes in line with the food products specified under the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Regulations (2011).